Saturday Sharing from the She-Shed Volume 41

How are your holiday plans shaping up? Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or another festive occasion, I hope you’re savoring the joy of the season.

I am not quite ready, but I will be there in a few days. I just have some wrapping and baking to do.

Tomorrow, we will be making my infamous granola! We plan on making around 65 cups, which is four double batches. If you have not tried my award-winning granola, you will want to check it out. I will be posting the recipe on Tuesday, so be sure to keep your eye out for the new post. Our friends and family always look forward to receiving their granola each year.

Gluten free Granola

I’m excited about the upcoming week, filled with our grandkids’ Christmas programs and a Wednesday night Christmas party we’re hosting for our Bible study group.

Additionally, I’m eagerly anticipating taking a week off between Christmas and New Year’s. Our son and his family will be joining us on the 28th, and I can’t wait to spend quality time with our one and only grandson and soak up the love.

Baby boy with a hat on

What Have I been Up Too?

We have been busy doing all of the usual activities for this time of the year.

We saw our oldest granddaughter perform in the Nutcracker. She was amazing, and we love seeing her dance each year. She was a mini party girl and danced her heart out on the stage.

McKinley and Iya at the theatre getting ready to see the Nutcracker.
Madison playing a mini party girl in the Nutcracker.

This week, Santa paid a surprise visit to our granddaughters, making it a delightful and memorable night. The kids were completely surprised and in awe! Santa sang songs with them, read a story, and shared some delicious treats, making it a truly wonderful experience.

Three girls sitting on Santas lap.
Santa reading a story to the girls

What’s Happening at WM Design House

We’re almost done with the house painting, focusing on the trim, porches, and the shed.

I’m eager to tidy up the garden, give the porch a stylish makeover, and add new flower pots for my front olive topiaries.

The major decision now is choosing the color for the pots. Unfortunately, the turquoise pots no longer match my vision and I am hopeful that Santa will deliver a new porch swing.

house being painted Blue Note by Benjamin Moore
blue house with white trim


It Was a Busy Week on The Blog

See how easy it is to create this upside-down candle chandelier!

DIY Candle Chandelier

How to Make A DIY Candle Chandelier with Fresh Greens, by WM Designhouse.

These darling marshmallow trees are a great activity with the kids.

How to Make Marshmallow Christmas Trees

Set of Three Marshmallow trees for Christmas with faux greenery and cherry candies.

Come visit and see my seven neutral Christmas tree I put up this year.

19 Ideas for Decorating Neutral Christmas Trees

Living room neutral tree with dried hydrangea, candles, rusty bells, and more.

What I Found Inspiring This Week

There were many fabulous posts this week, I also participated in a great round with “Thrifting with the Gals” the best vintage treasures found in 2023 and how we styled them.

Thrifting with the gals

Other Inspiring Posts

Rachel @thepondsfarmhouse made this amazing centerpiece with pheasant feathers and pinecones.

pheasant centerpiece

Do you have a book lover on your Christmas list? check out this great list of books from Kim @cottageinthemitten.

And check out this great list of Christmas cocktails from Lynn @livinglargeinasmallhouse.

list of books for christmas
Christmas martinis

And you will love this delicious frittata from Susan @henandhorsedesign.

Potato and egg fritatta

That concludes my updates for this week.

Sending heartfelt wishes to everyone for a wonderful holiday season. May the joy and peace of the season be with you.


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  1. All your grands are so adorable! Thanks so much for sharing my book lover post. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Wendy, and enjoy your time off. Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️

  2. I can’t wait to hear about your granola! It sounds amazing!

    1. Thanks, Susan; it is a favorite around here. Merry Christmas.

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